Fund in Focus - EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund

Introduction

EMV Capital Ltd (EMVC) is serving as Investment Adviser to Sapphire Capital Partners for the EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund focused on Seed and Series A/B investment opportunities in the energy, industrial high-tech, robotics, artificial intelligence, IoT, and resource efficiency fields. Investors in the Fund will benefit from EMVC’s experience, networks and deal flow to invest in promising EIS-eligible companies in EMVC’s focus sectors and technology verticals.

Background

The Fund’s strategy is built on three key pillars:

1. Real businesses, real innovation, real value

The Fund will only invest in B2B businesses built on core technological innovation, generating tangible economic value for the industrial sectors in the real economy.

2. Strong corporate links and relationships

The Fund will seek to leverage EMVC’s network of corporate relationships both to validate the opportunities and to accelerate the growth of the Investee Companies.

3. Follow on capital and co-investment

The Fund will seek to benefit from EMVC’s access to follow-on funding, such as through EMVC’s contacts with institutional investors, corporate venturing teams and investment vehicles.

Investment Criteria

  • Proprietary innovation in hardware or hardware-enabling software
  • A B2B or B2B2C business model
  • A technology or product solution designed for a clear, large and quantifiable market need
  • Demonstrable interest in the solution from large corporates as a customer, R&D collaborator or potential investor
  • Established core team with relevant experience and expertise
  • Applicability in any of the Fund’s focus sectors and technology horizontals:

Industry Sectors
Industrial High-Tech
Energy
Resource Efficiency & Circular Economy
Smart Cities & Connected Transport

Technology Horizontals
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Internet of Things
Electronics
Advanced Engineering
Industrial Chemistry
B2B tech enterprise software
Environmental technology

FUND HIGHLIGHTS

» EMVC deal flow: The Fund will have access EMVC’s deal pipeline, feeding from a mix of reliable sources, including corporations, accelerators, universities, peer venture capital and private equity funds, industry experts and the start-up community.

» Systematic Deal Selection Methodology: Use of a transparent and consistent method for deal evaluation and selection, evaluating on an objective basis on the back of thorough technical and financial due diligence.

» Experienced team: The Fund will benefit from EMVC’s experienced and multidisciplinary team comprised of both full-time principals and part-time consultants.

» Strong Corporate Links: The Fund will seek to leverage EMVC’s experience and relationships working with industrial corporates to validate technology, accelerate go-to-market, and forge collaborations

» International network: The Fund’s Investee Companies will have access to EMVCs international network of experts, investors and corporates, enabling Investee Companies to potentially access investors and markets beyond the UK.

» Value-add Activities: EMVC will seek to actively support the portfolio companies. The focus will be tailored to each company’s needs and may include support for: building a commercialisation strategy, attracting key hires, providing access to corporate relationships, planning and structuring of future investment rounds, setting up financial controls, and grant funding.

If you are interested in further information about EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund
and future opportunities please contact us on info@kuberventures.com or +44 (0) 20 7952 6685.